Last week's training went really well - I give it an A-. It would have earned an A, except I missed Y-Fuse, aka my plyo work for the week. But overall, really solid miles!
Monday: 5 glue miles w/stides + TRX Cardio Circuit + Strength Training
The Monday usual. Nothing too special about these miles. I ran them a tad faster than planned, mainly because I wasn't really feeling the track and just wanted to be done.
Tuesday: 8 mile workout, inc. 3 x 9-minute intervals
Another challenging workout from Coach Matt. I've noticed that running distance intervals - i.e. 400m or 800m - is so much easier than time intervals. I think it's because when running a time interval, it's more about how far I can get so I always end up pushing harder. The last 9-minute interval was particularly hard - I was running out of gas and had to dig deep to finish strong. Perfect race practice!
I intended to run during lunch but ended up getting scheduled for a meeting. So instead, I ran after work, which meant I had to skip Fuse. To make up for skipping the class, I did a 7-miler. The weather was perfect outside and the miles went by pretty fast even though I ran a slow recovery pace.
I ran during lunch and my phone app said 100 percent chance of rain. I don't think work would appreciate me coming back from a run looking like a drowned rat so I decided to run to the Y, do a few miles on the track and then run back to work. Of course, it ended up not raining so I could have run all of the miles outside. Boo :(
Blitz was all about kettle bells - super exciting since I've been missing this type of workout lately!
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10 mile run, inc. hills
Coach Matt said to go out of my way to include some hills during these miles so that's what I did! Additionally, he said to break the run up into 2.5 mile segments and aim to run each one 10 seconds faster than the last. Although I started the run feeling kind of slow and sluggish, after about a mile I perked up and had a really nice Saturday run.
My reward was meeting my friend Sara for dinner and then watching the Badger Final Four game!
I cut this one a mile short for time but didn't feel bad about it since I still hit my goal for the week. I kept the pace super slow for recovery and enjoyed every minute!
After the run, Mom and I went to brunch for Easter then I did a bit of food prep for the week. I chopped a bunch of veggies for snacks, made a chicken, black bean and cilantro mixture for burritos and salads and even tried a new recipe - Skinny Taste's Cheeseburger Casserole. I also made a delicious kale salad for dinner.
All in all, a pretty great week! This week is a recovery week to absorb all of the training from the past few weeks. Then, the final push before Door County!
My questions for you:
- What was your most successful run or workout last week?
- Did you do any food prep over the weekend? If so, what did you make?
- Did you do anything fun for Easter?